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lorica squamata

Multiple Origins and Rapid Evolution of Duplicated Mitochondrial Genes in Parthenogenetic Geckos (Heteronotia binoei; Squamata, Gekkonidae)

Rate Heterogeneity, Ancestral Character State Reconstruction, and the Evolution of Limb Morphology in Lerista (Scincidae, Squamata)

A Phylogenetic, Biogeographic, and Taxonomic study of all Extant Species of Anolis (Squamata; Iguanidae)

A New Species of the Genus Hirstiella (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) Parasitic on Phyllodactylus bordai (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Mexico

Rickettsia sp. Closely Related to Rickettsia raoultii (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) in an Amblyomma helvolum (Acarina: Ixodidae) Tick From a Varanus salvator (Squamata: Varanidae) in Thailand

Character congruence and phylogenetic signal in molecular and morphological data sets: a case study in the living Iguanas (Squamata, Iguanidae).

Detecting the Anomaly Zone in Species Trees and Evidence for a Misleading Signal in Higher-Level Skink Phylogeny (Squamata: Scincidae).

Multiple Data Sets, Congruence, and Hypothesis Testing for the Phylogeny of Basal Groups of the Lizard Genus Sceloporus (Squamata, Phrynosomatidae)

Sampling Strategies for Delimiting Species: Genes, Individuals, and Populations in the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi Complex (Squamata: Liolaemidae) in Andean–Patagonian South America

Molecular Phylogenetics of Squamata: The Position of Snakes, Amphisbaenians, and Dibamids, and the Root of the Squamate Tree

Molecular Phylogenetics of the Lizard Genus Microlophus (Squamata:Tropiduridae): Aligning and Retrieving Indel Signal from Nuclear Introns

Candidate genes involved in the evolution of viviparity: a RAD sequencing experiment in the lizard Zootoca vivipara (Squamata: Lacertidae)

At the end of the line: independent overwater colonizations of the Solomon Islands by a hyperdiverse trans-Wallacean lizard lineage (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkota: Squamata)


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; class Reptilia, subclass Lepidosauria)

A highly successful order which includes 95% of all living reptiles. The lizards and snakes are each given ordinal status in some classifications. The earliest lizards had appeared by the Triassic and the snakes, which might be regarded as ‘legless’ lizards, diverged from the ancestral line in the Cretaceous. The skull has lost the lower temporal arch, allowing mobility of the quadrate and increased gape. The tongue is notched or forked. Body scales are generally small and overlapping. Limblessness is common. They are divided into two suborders (or orders), Sauria (Lacertilia) and Serpentes (Ophidia).

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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